Average User Score: 4.6May 28, 2014Definitely not as bad as these people are saying it is. I don't know why all the negativity.
I'm not happy about buying the pre-releaseDefinitely not as bad as these people are saying it is. I don't know why all the negativity.
I'm not happy about buying the pre-release through Greenman Gaming. They didn't send a key until about 6pm on the day of release (apparently they were low on Ubi's distributer list). Then still had to download it. Ubisoft should have allowed preloads. The 14gb is about 8 hours download time for alot of people in the world. Also, UPlay is currently bugged. 2 out of 3 times it will tell you you have no connection. Need to keep closing/reopening and it will eventually let you in.
The game itself is pretty cool. It does a real good job of showing proper scale. You're sitting tight behind Aiden's shoulder. Controls are responsive. The environments are rich and detailed with little things such as the dirtiness levels of cars. The scenery is about the most detailed I've seen in an open-world.
The missions will make you smile as you play through. The characters aren't nearly as funny as GTA. But I think this game is trying to strike a more serious tone with specific character traits (unlike GTA where every character is just a smartass).
I was a bit depressed that my PC couldn't run full Ultra with out framerate loss. I'm running quad-core, GTX 770, 30gb ram, but it's just not enough unfortunately.
The missions are definitely geared towards stealthiness. That's my preferred style of play, so it gets extra points with me there.
Ignore the 0 - 3 review.s These people have their expectations too high or they're just plain trolling.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.7Dec 6, 2013Graphics are fantastic.
Gameplay has its good moments and its bad. It certainly feels like you have a bit less control than you do inGraphics are fantastic.
Gameplay has its good moments and its bad. It certainly feels like you have a bit less control than you do in previous gen. It seems like when you press a button or move a stick, it takes a second for the game to go through it's animation and decide what it thinks you want to do. They seem to have gone over the top in trying to get realistic player movement at the expense of responsiveness. There's a fair bit of cheese going on with the AI too. The game will impose its will on you. No matter how well you might play through a stretch, if the game decides the other team needs to go on a run, there's nothing you can do to stop it. The game shuns mid range shots. It's like it's almost begging you to take 3 point shots all game because you will make 60% of them. If you don't like 3 pointers, well 2K has you covered, because about the only other scoring option is post up hook shots. You can forget driving the lane. Even if you're Lebron James, a defending Chris Smith will keep you out of the lane as effectively as if you were being double-teamed by Paul George and Luol Deng.
I'm in Australia and so far I've had nothing but problems connecting to the 2K server. To play this game, I actually have to disconnect my console from the internet. The latest patch hasn't fixed the problem. Unfortunately a lot of the game requires an online connection to access features. I can't even edit a roster or create a draft class without being online. You're also limited to just 5 save games across ALL modes. I haven't seen this archaic sort of limitation since the N64.
Everything in the game modes now REQUIRES VC. To do simple things in MyGM, you now require VC. The only way to earn this in that mode is by playing games and completing goals. Unfortunately you get significantly more VC from playing games than completing goals. I don't understand why a mode designed around running a team only rewards you for playing the games.
Commentary gets a bit stale. If you play a season with the same team, you will hear the exact same analysis and back story of your players EVERY game.
After about 20 hours of gameplay, I've basically returned to the PC version. At least I feel like I get my money's worth from that version. "Next-Gen" 2K14 has taken my money while asking for more and still letting me down at every opportunity.
Buy this game for the graphics value only.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Apr 8, 2012I'm an early 30s gamer and I love simulation games: Capitisim II, Simcity (All of them), Civilization Series, Tycoon Games, Flight Simulators,I'm an early 30s gamer and I love simulation games: Capitisim II, Simcity (All of them), Civilization Series, Tycoon Games, Flight Simulators, Cities XL. I've even tinkered with the Supreme Ruler games.
With that in mind, I looked forward to this game. After playing it, all I could think was how much I hated this game. Going through the tutorial I had a few feelings:
1. I was bored
2. I felt the urge to drink
3. I felt the urge to slit my wrists and uninstall.
All this after having to enter the CD Key twice and set up a Ubi-whatever account even as a pre-existing Steam user. Compound that with the fact Steam still insists on selling this turd that's unfit for firing at your enemies via catapult for a handsome price of $79.95. I've yet to see it discounted, let alone sold for it's true value: $17 from Ubisoft and 2 hours of your life back.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Jul 31, 2011Not quite as difficult as you would think, but definitely a big game. The hardest part is finding any sort of manual or help file (assumingNot quite as difficult as you would think, but definitely a big game. The hardest part is finding any sort of manual or help file (assuming you downloaded it from Steam or other source). The interface is okay, but as far as presenting data efficiently, I believe this game fails. The financials are a classic example as you may see a daily deficit, but for some reason your treasury keeps growing. As it turns out, this has to do with trade and other items, but from the interface this is not immediately apparent. Your political leaning (ie. Conservative, Moderate etc.) has little to do with how you govern. Even if you're a free-market conservative, you're still ultimately controlling directly or indirectly (via ministers) all of the country's production and trade. If you can pick this game up for a download somewhere below $10.00, I'd say go ahead and buy, but otherwise, I'd suggest buying Capitalism II and mix it up with some Civ 5.… Expand